It started with a tweet in 2012 by Ilhan Omar. She tweeted that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” The stage was set for an incoming anti-Semite and radical to be elected into congress–she has not disappointed her radical base.
If wacky environmental theories and chaos weren’t enough, Ilhan Omar added classic anti-Semitism into the mix. The Somali refugee, turned naturalized citizen, turned famous-tweeter, among other things such as, support for Israel was about “the Benjamins.” This is playing into ancient anti-Semitic tropes; President Trump responded swiftly.
She then spoke at a forum where she implied that those who support Israel are not fully loyal to America. To be clear, the Democrat Congresswoman is spewing classic anti-Semitism. Dual loyalty is a famous anti Semitic charge. Fortunately, the US has a President who stands up for what’s right.
One would expect from the “party of tolerance” that there would be a strong condemnation of anti-Semitism. That expectation does not manifest into reality. Instead, the Democrats released a statement condemning her rhetoric.
The Democrats eventually released a watered down statement condemning Islamophobia and racism, as well as white supremacists. This was despite the fact that the comments made by Omar were only directed at pro-Israel people, not Muslims or racial minorities.
The President rightly called out the self-righteous anti-Semitic Democrats. Unlike the weak condemnations from the Democrat party, President Trump condemned the anti-Semitism ” President Trump on Rep. @IlhanMN: “Her lame apology, and that’s what it was, it was lame, and she didn’t mean a word of it, it was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress.”
President Trump held she should resign from congress, or at least from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. When Omar first started her anti-Semitic diatribes, President Trump in a tweet called it “a dark day for Israel.” Unlike the Democrat leadership, President Trump called a spade a spade. This illustrates the clear divide.
Seth is a graduate student at Yeshiva University. Follow him on twitter @conservative013